Mayor De Blasio Adds Two Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

Mayor De Blasio Adds Two Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

Recently, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that he will be adding two Muslim Holidays to the New York City public school calendar next year. Students will now have the holidays of Eid al-Fitr, and Eid al-Adha off from school. Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on September 24, 2015.

The many PS 217 students who celebrate these holidays will no longer have to risk missing important school lessons and assignments in order to observe their religious practices

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